A Boston schoolmarm out west meets the sole survivor of a massacre, a drunk in jail.

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Haxon 'Hack' Williams
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Pokey
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Charlie Martin
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Trooper Hadley
Patrick O'Moore ...
Colonel Thurston (as Pat O'Moore)
Jack Lomas ...
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William Hamel ...
Trumble (as Bill Hamel)
Dorothy Schuyler ...
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Alcoholic former cavalryman Hack Williams is arrested for killing an Indian, something he did not do. The townspeople, fearful of Apache reprisals, plan to hang Williams in hopes of heading off an attack. But the attack comes and Hack, locked in his jail cell, is the only survivor as a massacre occurs. Into the scene of carnage arrives schoolteacher Nora Haynes. Together she and Williams must find a way to reach safety before another Indian attack. But the pair are by no means well-matched, and their trip alone across the desert is not destined to be an easy one. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Two against a thousand blood-crazed Apache savages ... trapped under a flaming sky of HATE !

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If this story line sounds familiar, it's because this was a B-version rewrite of the classic The African Queen (1951) starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, albeit in a different setting. See more »

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Nora Haynes: Mr. Williams, I know nothing of what you've been talking about, nor does it matter at this time. The important thing is that you and I have found ourselves in the midst of a disaster. Something has to be done. What? What are we going to do?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: We, lady?
Nora Haynes: We, Mr. Williams. Most certainly something has to be done.
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: Yeah.
Nora Haynes: What?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: What.
Nora Haynes: Your intentions?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: A quick departure, lady.
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Copper Sky
Written by Raoul Kraushaar, Joseph Hooven (as Joe Hooven) and Marilyn Hooven
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B&W Western B-Movie w/ competent actors that falls just below your expectations
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Copper Sky" pulls you in and then let's you down. Even right to the end you are hoping for more insight into the characters' pasts. You want to like the two leads "Coleen Gray and Jeff Morrow," but the plot gets in the way. It has a very structured script to the point of predictability. He's lost his manhood without explanation and she can't figure out why he's the only man who doesn't want her, reminding her of her father. The fix is in. The music composition was nice, but more dialog would have had a better effect. It would have, also, looked much better filmed in color displaying the beauteous landscape of Utah where it was filmed. I still enjoyed watching it, despite it's sophomoric tone. Some characters were miss cast in the lessor rolls, I guess the budget didn't allow for studied actors in every part. Looked like some family members might have been given bit roles.


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